Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery: Mobility Industry Post Covid-19  

The Journey of Recovery Continues

Thank you to all of our presenters, sponsors and attendees for making our Virtual Road to Recovery event a success. As we continue along this journey, we are committed to bringing you the tools, information and resources to keep you up to date and moving forward. Current members and premium Learning Portal subscribers can access the recordings and slides from all 10 sessions – five Government Affairs Forum meetings, the Opening Session and the four educational sessions on strategic planning and compliance through the HR, immigration, tax and supply chain/relocation management company lenses. Hear from industry experts on the steps you can be taking now to be ready for what’s next.

As announced on 14 May, we’re also delighted to partner with Randstad NV, the Adecco Group and the ManpowerGroup on a Safely Back to Work (SB2W) collaborative initiative, contributing our expertise on global workforce mobility to help develop protocols for safely moving talent worldwide and refining corporate duty of care approaches for the globally mobile population.

Talent mobility is a crucial part of our global economic recovery and strategic business growth. As we continue along the path of recovery, there is a lot more to come. Be sure to stay with us! Not a member? Join today.


Opening Session: Getting Globally Mobile Talent Safely Back to Work in the New Normal

The global mobility industry was undergoing rapid transformation before COVID-19. While the global lockdown on the movement of people has shaken the industry to its core, getting the right talent in the right place to advance business operations and get the economy re-started is more critical than ever. Worldwide ERC® is committed to getting globally mobile talent safely back to work in the new normal. Join Lynn Shotwell and Jim Link for a discussion of what this might look like, what initiatives are being put in place to drive the conversation, and how you can drive success in applying these guidelines at your workplaces.


Lynn Shotwell, President & CEO, Worldwide ERC®

Jim Link, CHRO, Randstad


Respond, Recover, Thrive: Planning for Mobility Leaders through COVID-19

During this uncertain time, we understand mobility leaders are being asked not only to react to ever-changing global events but also to plan for the future. As companies start planning for recovery, mobility leaders play a key role in influencing corporate efforts including global workforce planning, operational model adjustments, continuity planning and supporting mobile employees through these uncertain times. How can you make an impact?


Emily Stirling, Senior Manager, Global Mobility and Talent Transformation, Deloitte Tax LLP

Edward Hannibal, GMS, Partner, Deloitte


Immigration Issues and Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped how global mobility is managed. As governments face pressing public health, economic and other concerns, they have increasingly turned to mobility management tools – such as border closures and travel restrictions – to combat the virus. For businesses, the challenge is how to operate in this new environment, where rapid changes are occurring in the workplace. Organizations needed to demobilize quickly and in a manner that met both business needs, as well as were immigration compliant. Now, organizations are beginning to remobilize and thoughts are turning towards how best to resume business as usual with an eye towards both short and long-term considerations.
Please join us for this timely panel discussion in which we will address:
  • Developing a remobilization strategy and plan
  • Maintaining a compliant immigration program
  • Aligning workforce planning with emerging needs
  • Building resiliency into the workplace
  • Empowering global mobility professionals


Chad Ellsworth, Partner, Fragomen

Parisa Karaahmet, Partner, Fragomen

Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner, Fragomen

COVID-19, Mobility, and Tax – Trends, Responses, and Next Steps

A panel of mobility tax professionals from KPMG and Bechtel Corp. discuss the tax ramifications of disruptions caused by the pandemic, how governments and employers have responded, and what the future impacts on mobility may be.


Robert Rothery, Director, Global Mobility Services, KPMG LLP

Rajiv Thadani, Principal, KPMG LLP

John Montgomery, Partner, KPMG LLP

Jill Marble, Expat Tax Manager, Jacobs

Puja Midha, Senior Manager - Global Mobility, PayPal

Road to Recovery: The Talent Mobility Perspective

Join us as we discuss the road to recovery from the perspective of the relocation management companies, clients and third-party supplier networks, including:

  • Current trends in programs and policies as well as customer sentiments that have come to light during the pandemic
  • Ongoing challenges and strategies for service stability for supplier networks during the road to recovery
  • Future predictions and recommendations for the new landscape of talent mobility and benefits

While no one knows exactly how long mobility will be impacted, it is certain that we will return to a brave new world of talent attraction and global mobility.


Kathryn Cassidy, President and COO, Altair Global

Jim Edwards, SVP, Global Supplier Partnerships, Altair Global

Mary Beth Nitz, SCRP, SGMS-T, VP, Global Consulting Services, Altair Global


Worldwide ERC Government Affairs Forums
The Worldwide ERC® Government Affairs Forums met virtually as part of the Road to Recovery event. Attendees heard firsthand about the Government Affairs Forums’ coverage of COVID-19 and the latest on policy issues impacting workforce mobility, as well as through the lenses of our five core Forum focus areas.  

Tristan North, Government Affairs Adviser, Worldwide ERC®

Global Forum

Nino Nelissen, Executive Mobility Group – Chair 
Dale Collins, Graebel Companies, Inc. – Vice Chair

Immigration Forum

Jurga McCluskey, Deloitte UK – Chair
Azmina Aboobaker, Facebook – Vice Chair

Tax Forum

Hank Roth, Dwellworks, LLC – Chair
Craig Anderson, AECC – Vice Chair

Peter K. Scott, Tax Counsel, Worldwide ERC®

Walter Dannemiller, Dwellworks, LLC

Regulatory and Compliance Forum

George Powdar, Altair Global – Chair
Jeff Margolis, SIRVA Worldwide, Inc. – Vice Chair

Real Estate and Mortgage Forum

Jay Hershman, Baillie & Hershman – Chair
Patrick McManamy, McManamy McLeod Heller – Vice Chair
Eric Arnold, Old Republic Relocation Services

Tine Dickey, SCRP, SGMS, Fidelity Residential Solutions

Debbie Holiday, CRP, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Sue Carey, SCRP, SGMS-T, Baird & Warner

Kevin Rich, SCRP, New World Van Lines


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